Penalties for infringements of the EU Timber Regulation and VPA Regulation must be 'effective, proportionate and dissuasive’. To contribute towards the design and implementation of penalty regimes that are consistent with the objectives of the EUTR and the VPA Regulation, this briefing seeks to highlight the factors to be considered by Member States. It provides an outline of the key issues relating to penalties for both Regulations and concludes with recommendations to build a coherent approach to the development of penalty regimes across Member States.
|Published||April 1, 2012|
|Found in||EUTRForestsRule of law|